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June 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Canyengue is lunfardo (slang) from Rio de la Plata. The word comes from the African Ki-Kongo language and means “melting with the music.” It would be imposible to understand the music of the Americas without the African apportation. More than 15 million Africans were forcely brought across the Atlantic Ocean. At the same time, [...]
June 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Ten Latin American countries are bathed by the Pacific Ocean. In this program we are starting with the 2 southernmost among these nations: Perú and Chile.
June 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm
In 1492, after being exiled from Spain, Sephardic communities blended their music traditions wherever they settled. Starting with a song in ancient Hebrew, this program tours the world of sephardic music. Ladino songs with Turkish rhythm, Greek melodies with Ladino words and we end in Uruguay with a violin concerto composed by Sephardic composer Leon [...]
May 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm
This release truly represents what Mexican culture is; not only the well-known picture of folklore, cuisine, colors and breathtaking landscape that amaze visitors, but the modern Mexico eclectic and baroque in every sense of the word: a rich spectrum of possibilities and exquisite taste. I strongly believe that Mexican orchestral music deserves a place in [...]
May 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Framed by tangos, and characterized by a wide range of home countries, this program features Altar de Neon, a colorful orchestral work composed by Gabriela Ortiz about the Mexican holiday honoring the dead.
May 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Uruguayan guitarist Eduardo Fernandez introduces us to music of his country, and also plays works from Colombia and Paraguay. This varied program includes Tres Piezas Para Guitarra, composed by our host Elbio Barilari.
May 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm
“Choro is classical music played with bare feet and callus on the hands”
Aquiles Rique Reis, Brazilian singer.
Long before samba music became a Brazilian icon, the musicians of Brazil were gathering around a table, drinking beer and playing choro music. Scholar and musician Julie Koidin introduces us to this urban music of the Fabvelas with recordings of Pixinguinha, Joaquim Callado, Carmen Miranda and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
April 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Today on Fiesta, we’re deep in conversation with conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya, the driving force behind Caminos del Inka, an international project promoting the performance and recording of Latin American concert music.
April 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Paquito D’Rivera can be described by many words: saxophonist, clarinetist, band leader, showman, 9 time Grammy Award winner. He is also a talented composer. Today on Fiesta!, we visit the classical side of his musical genius.
April 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Discovered by Dizzy Gillespie on his first visit to Argentina, Lalo Schifrin has become a touchstone composer of movie music. From Mission Impossible to his many concerti, Fiesta reviews the music of this versatile and prolific Argentine.
April 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm
“Green Mansions” was a 1959 movie about a mysterious, jungle-dwelling bird-girl, played by Audrey Hepburn. Heitor Villa-Lobos was commissioned to write the movie’s score, but his music was only quoted in the final product. Villa-Lobos reworked his score into the piece we’re presenting here on Fiesta!, “Forest of the Amazon.”
March 31, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Music inspired by popular Latin American musical genres.
March 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm
On this episode of Fiesta!, we’re doing a survey of 20th century Latin American music, from six living Latin American composers of all ages, from Rio de la Plata in Uruguay and Argentina to Mexico in the north.
March 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm
This week, Fiesta! presents a uniquely Brazilian concert program, featuring Heitor Villa-Lobos, as well as Camargo Guarnieri and Antonio Carlos Gomez.
March 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Two Cuban Composers born over two hundred years apart; Esteban Salas, in 1725, and Tania León, in 1943.